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Phalanx (horse)

Sire Pilate
Dam Jacola
Grandsire Friar Rock
Damsire Jacopo
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1944
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Abram S. Hewitt
Owner Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney
Trainer Sylvester Veitch
Record 41: 13-7-10
Earnings US$409,275
Phalanx is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Jacola by Pilate. He was born around 1944 in the United States, and was bred by Abram S. Hewitt.
Major wins

Remsen Handicap (1946)
Ardsley Handicap (1946)
Wood Memorial Stakes (1947)
Dwyer Stakes (1947)
Empire City Handicap (1947)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1947)
Daingerfield Handicap (1948)

American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1947)
American Champion 3-Year-Old Colt (1947)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Phalanx (1944-1971) was an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by Pilate, a son of the 1916 Belmont Stakes winner, Friar Rock. His dam was the outstanding runner, Jacola, the American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly of 1937 who beat the great Seabiscuit by two lengths in the 1938 Laurel Stakes. [1]

Conditioned for racing by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame trainer Syl Veitch, at age two Phalanx notably won the Remsen Handicap. At age three, after winning the Wood Memorial Stakes, Phalanx was the betting favorite going into the 1947 Kentucky Derby but ran second to Jet Pilot [2] and third to Faultless in the Preakness Stakes. In the final leg of U.S. Triple Crown series Phalanx won the Belmont Stakes by five lengths. [3] He went on to win the Dwyer Stakes, the Empire City Handicap and in the fall, the two-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup.

Racing in 1948, Phalanx notably finished second to the great Citation in both the Jockey Club Gold Cup and in the Empire City International Gold Cup. He did not get his first win of the year until November 6th when he captured the Daingerfield Handicap at Jamaica Racetrack carrying top weight of 129 pounds.[4]

Retired to owner Sonny Whitney's stud farm in Kentucky, Phalanx notably sired Career Boy, the 1956 American Champion Turf Horse, and Fisherman, a multiple top level performer whose wins included the Travers Stakes and Washington, D.C. International Stakes.

Pedigree of Phalanx
Friar Rock Rock Sand Sainfoin
Fairy Gold Bend Or
Dame Masham
Herodias The Tetrarch Roi Herode
Honora Gallinule
Word of Honour
Jacopo Sansovino Swynford
Black Ray Black Jester
Lady Brilliant
La France Sir Gallahad Teddy
Plucky Liege
Flambette Durbar
La Flambee



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